Amplified Bible

Psalm 19

The Works and the Word of God.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And the expanse [of heaven] is declaring the work of His hands.

Day after day pours forth speech,
And night after night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there [spoken] words [from the stars];
Their voice is not heard.

Yet their voice [in quiet evidence] has gone out through all the earth,
Their words to the end of the world.
In them and in the heavens He has made a tent for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.

The sun’s rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.


The law of the Lord is perfect (flawless), restoring and refreshing the soul;
The statutes of the Lord are reliable and trustworthy, making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true, they are righteous altogether.
10 
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
11 
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned [reminded, illuminated, and instructed];
In keeping them there is great reward.
12 
Who can understand his errors or omissions? Acquit me of hidden (unconscious, unintended) faults.
13 
Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous (deliberate, willful) sins;
Let them not rule and have control over me.
Then I will be blameless (complete),
And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
14 
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight,
O Lord, my [firm, immovable] rock and my Redeemer.

Japanese Living Bible

詩篇 19

1天は、神の栄光を物語る、神の手による傑作です。
天は、昼となく夜となく、神について語り続けます。
3-4 大空は、音もことばもなく静まり返っているのに、
大空が語っていることは全世界に知られます。
太陽は天の神の定めた場所に住んでいます。
太陽はその場所から出て、
結婚式の花婿のように晴れ晴れと、
また、競技を前にした選手のように、
意気揚々と大空を闊歩します。
天の端から端まで行き巡り、
その熱を免れるものは何一つありません。

7-8 主のおきては完全で、私たちを守り、
賢くし、喜びと光を与えます。
主のおきては純粋で正しく、変わることがありません。
10 また、金よりも慕わしく、
みつばちの巣からしたたるみつよりも甘いのです。
11 主のおきては、危険に近づかないように警告し、
従う者には祝福を約束します。
12 しかし人は、心にひそむ罪を
どうして知ることができましょう。
どうか、隠れた罪からきよめてください。
13 故意に悪に走ることからも引き止め、守ってください。
そうすれば、私は過ちを犯さず、
大きな罪からも逃れることができます。
14 私の口のことばと、秘めた思いが、
神に喜ばれますように。
ああ、私の岩、私の救い主、主よ。